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1. In 1895 students at Davidson College voted to change the school colors to crimson and black — what had they been previously? 2. What lake once ranked among the world’s largest farms? 3. What are terpenes — and what do they have to do with the Blue Ridge Mountains? 4. Match these TV personalities […]

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1. From scribbled notes on an early manuscript, Wilmington document examiner Maureen Casey Owens confirmed the identity of the author of what political roman a clef? 2. What was North Carolina’s first incorporated town? 3. For what was L.A. “Speed” Riggs famous? 4. In 1990 a whimsical “playing field” of seven spherically pruned holly bushes […]

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Several new titles were just added to “New in the North Carolina Collection.” To see the full list simply click on the link in the entry or click on the “New in the North Carolina Collection” tab at the top of the page. As always, full citations for all the new titles can be found […]

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1. What decorative object at the Hickory home of U.S. Rep. Cass Ballenger caused a racial dispute in 1994? 2. What Duke University student did Reynolds Price recognize for writing fiction “as if a kind of perfect pitch had been inserted into her head by God”? 3. In 1987, Kivett’s Inc. of Clinton, one of […]

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1. Before they settled into new facilities in Charlotte and Raleigh, the Carolina Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes played in what cities? 2. Seven states can be seen from Rock City Gardens, the widely advertised attraction atop Lookout Mountain in Tennessee. Is North Carolina one of them? 3. What N.C. product is cited in Jimmy […]

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1. The symbol of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg displays back-to-back A’s — why? 2. In an alphabetical listing of the states, North Carolina precedes North Dakota. What state does it follow? 3. What famous golfer won his first professional tournament at Pinehurst in 1940? Which one won his last at Pinehurst in […]

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1. What Piedmont North Carolinians call livermush, Pennsylvanians know as what? 2. Which city is wetter, Seattle or Charlotte? 3. In 1991 Florida State basketball player Sam Cassell, finding fans in the Smith Center considerably less rowdy than those at Duke, stuck them with what memorable label? 4. True or false: North Carolina is the […]

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1. Of North Carolina’s 100 counties how many are named for women? 2. What well-known food processor is located at the corner of Cucumber and Vine streets? 3. True or false: Though now often associated with North Carolina, the term “Tobacco Road” was first used in reference to Georgia. 4. On the Monopoly game board, […]

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1. What N.C. county is 75 percent water? 2. Mexican Joe was the original name of what familiar tabletop condiment? 3. How do North Carolina, North Dakota and North Korea rank in area? 4. With which of these cities is Charlotte on nearly the same latitude? A. Tokyo. B. London. C. Paris. D. Rome. 5. […]

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1. Longtime character actor Murray Hamilton, who was born and died in Washington, N.C., played the husband of Anne Bancroft in what famous movie? 2. True or false: Though now known by its distinctive black and white stripes, the Cape Hatteras lighthouse was once painted red and white. 3. The Durham mansion at the center […]

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